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How to use faker.js after its "endgame"

Introduction

Today I was trying to use Faker.js for experimenting, but then I saw this:
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And I thought, "Well what happened here? Did it get hacked?", so I looked for ways to use it, but no answer.

So I improvised and thought of ways to use it yourself.

1: Use a replacement named Hoaxer.js

I made a replacement named Hoaxer.js to make Faker.js old installation easier.

Instead of using code like this:

    var faker = require('faker');

    var randomName = faker.name.findName(); // Rowan Nikolaus
    var randomEmail = faker.internet.email(); // Kassandra.Haley@erich.biz
    var randomCard = faker.helpers.createCard(); // random contact card containing many properties
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Output:

Error: Cannot find module '/home/runner/f4re/node_modules/faker/index.js'. Please verify that the package.json has a valid "main" entry
    at tryPackage (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:295:19)
    at Function.Module._findPath (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:508:18)
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:802:27)
    at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:667:27)
    at Module.require (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:887:19)
    at /home/runner/f4re/index.js:1:17
    at Script.runInContext (vm.js:130:18)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/run_dir/interp.js:209:20)
    at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:999:30)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1027:10)
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You can use it like this so it actually works:

    var hoaxer = require('hoaxer');

    var randomName = hoaxer.name.findName(); // Rowan Nikolaus
    var randomEmail = hoaxer.internet.email(); // Kassandra.Haley@erich.biz
    var randomCard = hoaxer.helpers.createCard(); // random contact card containing many properties
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Output:

Jeanette Smith III
Doyle.Denesik69@yahoo.com
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2: Use Faker.js version ^5.5.3

Instead of using Hoaxer.js, you can also use Faker.js but with a different version.
First run npm install faker@5.5.3 and once done,
include it as usual.

    var faker = require('faker');

    var randomName = faker.name.findName(); // Rowan Nikolaus
    var randomEmail = faker.internet.email(); // Kassandra.Haley@erich.biz
    var randomCard = faker.helpers.createCard(); // random contact card containing many properties
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Output:

Jeanette Smith III
Doyle.Denesik69@yahoo.com
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Conclusion

In this article we learned it's still possible to use Faker after the mysterious event happened to it. You can either install Hoaxer or Faker.js version ^5.5.3 to use it. Thank you for your time, and see you another time.

Discussion (1)

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strawhatYashdeepRathi

I was looking for solution everywhere and unable to find it, i am a beginner and this article helped me with my issue I installed mentioned version and wohaa.. its working. Really appreciate your work.